At these time of year normally I would be packing away the fresh water gear and hitting the coast for the bass and wrasse. Having said that this year I have been really getting stuck into my pike fishing and throwing bigger baits. I know it means fishing heavier and you do lose a bit from the fight but you certainly don't lose the satisfaction from landing these stunning fish. I've been enjoying working the margins with swimbaits and have started to see a more consistent results. When I got a message from Matt Newcombe to test some of his prototype handmade lures I jumped at the chance.
I had plans today to pay a visit to one of my least favorite venues. I have fished the venue in question a number of times and never had that much luck. To be honest I hate the place. I managed to convince myself it was worth a shout for two main reasons. Firstly I have never fished it this time of year and secondly we've had a reasonable dry spell so the water should be fairly clear.
Having mainly fished fresh water for a while now a much needed trip to the sea was in order. When I say trip I mean nip a mile down the road to the coast. The plan was to fish first light for the bass then have a mid morning mullet session. The only problem was the beers the night before meant I skipped the bass and went straight for the mullet. It was just what I needed a bit of fun in the sun.
After reading a copy of the LRF article in Sea Angler I am appalled with the content and lack of accuracy within it. I have taken a few moments to try and see it from Alan Yates and Sea Anglers point of view but fail to see where they have come from. I can only surmise that by sticking the words 'light rock fishing special' on the front cover they hope to boost sales to an audience they have neglected. Fad fisherman adopting a style that will never stick.
I'm going to keep this short, sweet and straight to the point. I didn't take a camera and also failed to take any photos on my phone, so for the benefit of Matt Newcombe who gets bored very quickly without pictures I'll get straight to it.
Today was the first qualifier of the British Lure Angling Championship at Exeter Canal. 38 anglers attended and 23 caught but only six could qualify for the final in October at Chew Valley.
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